Affordable Housing In Ojai
Ventura County, California

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ojai

Whispering Oaks

999 E Ojai Ave
Ojai, California

Montgomery Oaks

508 N Montgomery St
Ojai, California

Roth Apartments

290 E El Roblar Dr
Ojai, California
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Ojai, California

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Ojai, California

Housing Authority Programs
Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ojai, California

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 156 affordable apartments for rent in Ojai, California.

Income Based Apartments in Ojai, California

Ojai features 135 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Ojai, California

There are 21 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ojai.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ojai, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ojai landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Ojai.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ojai, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,996 and $2,440.

2022 Ojai, California Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Ojai, California Fair Market Rent $1,507 $1,792 $2,218 $3,101 $3,655
Ojai, California Payment Standard Range $1,356 to $1,658 $1,613 to $1,971 $1,996 to $2,440 $2,791 to $3,411 $3,290 to $4,021

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ojai, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 156
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 135
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $61,192 ±$4,516
Median Rent $1,220 ±$54
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.57% ± 10.75pp
Total Population 7,587

Population and Household Demographics

Ojai is a city in Ventura County, California with a population of 7,587. There are 2,926 households in the city with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 46.38% of households in Ojai are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ojai

The median gross income for households in Ojai is $61,192 a year, or $5,099 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,220 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ojai, a household making less than $4,067 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Ojai.

Area Median Income In Ojai

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Ojai, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ventura County.

In Ojai, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $98,800

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Ojai

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Ojai

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ojai AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,600 $26,950 $30,300 $33,650 $36,350 $39,050 $41,750 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ojai AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,250 $44,850 $50,450 $56,050 $60,550 $65,050 $69,550 $74,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ojai AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,800 $71,800 $80,750 $89,700 $96,900 $104,100 $111,250 $118,450